East Stirlingshire 1
Clydebank 5
League (Division 2)


East Stirlingshire 

1 - 5

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 8th, 1967
Firs Park. Att. 473
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
John Mitchell (45) Willie McCallum (14)
Tony Moy (34)
Tony Moy (46)
Tony Moy (66)
Frank Russell (71)

Team Managers
Ian Crawford Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Alex Davie
2 Brian Miller
3 Billy Hulston
4 Bobby Ross
5 Tommy Craig
6 Pat Watters
7 John Mitchell
8 Arthur Hamill
9 Tommy Reynolds
10 Bobby Jones
11 Jim Gillespie
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Archie Rankin 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Jim Gray 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Frank Russell 9
Tony Moy 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Walter Carlyle Walter Gerrard 12

Substitutions
Walter Carlyle -> Jim Gillespie (65) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W Mullen (Referee)



Match Report


East Stirling cannot dispute the outcome. Despite having as many opportunities as Clydebank, they failed to convert them into goals. Clydebank exhibited fast, precise football and scored five remarkable goals. Their first came from a deceptive McCallum lob which eluded Davie.

Inside left Moy, Clydebank's standout player, scored a tremendous hat-trick. His first goal came in the 34th minute. Then he stunned Shire by netting again seconds after the interval, and he completed his hat-trick in the 66th minute. Russell scored the fifth goal for Clydebank.

Shire's solitary goal was scored by Mitchell just before half-time. Carlyle substituted for Gillespie, who was stretchered off with a leg injury.

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How the other side saw it
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The eagerly anticipated clash between Shire and Clydebank at Firs Park last Saturday ended disappointingly as the Steedman Brothers' new team from Kilbowie Park delivered a footballing masterclass in finishing to the Firs Parkers.

This was the game that 'Shire desperately wanted to win, yet they arguably displayed their worst finishing of the season, squandering numerous chances that could have kept them in contention.

In the second minute, Arthur Hamill broke through on an open goal – only to shoot directly at goalkeeper McLachlan. Bobby Jones had a similar opportunity but aimed too straight, with the ball striking the keeper's foot and spinning to safety. However, the biggest missed opportunity came from centre-for-the-day Tom Reynolds, who failed to convert two absolute sitters.

In contrast, the Bankies showed a knack for seizing chances out of thin air. Undoubtedly, their star performer was Tony Moy, a hard-hitting inside-left who secured a superb hat-trick. Left-winger McCallum posed another threat, and supported by Russell and McGhee, they formed a left-wing attack that 'Shire struggled to contain.

McCallum put Bankies ahead after 14 minutes with a swerving 22-yarder that rattled the 'Shire. Moy doubled the lead 20 minutes later, catching the entire home defence off guard with an angular shot that found the net via the foot of the upright.

Although Mitchell reduced the deficit seconds before half-time, any hopes of a second-half revival were dashed when Moy swiftly fired home a third for Clydebank right from the restart.

Meanwhile, 'Shire continued to squander chances, with Moy adding insult to injury by scoring again in the 66th minute, followed by Russell netting a 25-yarder five minutes later – a shot that a better-positioned Davie might have saved.

Amidst the disappointment, Pat Waters made commendable efforts to ignite his shot-shy attack, but it was a fruitless endeavour.

Jim Gillespie sustained a leg injury in the 65th minute and was replaced by Wattie Carlyle, but this change failed to significantly alter the course of the game.



Squad Statistics (as at April 8th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 26 - 2 - 28 -
Davie Mitchell 2432 - 263
Archie Rankin 11 - 4 - 34 -
Graham Small 3517 - 523
Ernie Collumbine 33 - 5 - 38 -
Eddie Jenkins 35 - 5 - 501
Jim Gray 6 - 0 - 6 -
Frank Russell 26142 - 2814
Willie McCallum 32371394
Tommy McGhee 3446 - 495
Tony Moy 3023525539







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
8th April 1967
Albion Rovers4-1Montrose
Brechin City1-2Hamilton Accies
Dumbarton3-1Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire1-5Clydebank
Forfar Ath0-2East Fife
Morton5-0Stranraer
Queen of South0-1Cowdenbeath
Queen's Park4-1Alloa Athletic
Stenhousemuir0-2Third Lanark

League Table (as at April 8th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 33 30 2 1 +85 62
2. Raith Rovers 32 24 2 6 +41 50
3. Arbroath 33 22 6 5 +37 50
4. Hamilton Accies 33 17 7 9 +22 41
5. East Fife 34 18 4 12 +9 40
6. Queen of South 33 15 8 10 +17 38
7. Queen's Park 33 13 10 10 +14 36
8. Cowdenbeath 35 15 6 14 +12 36
9. Albion Rovers 35 15 5 15 +1 35
10. Stranraer 35 13 7 15 -9 33
11. Berwick Rangers 32 13 6 13 +3 32
12. Third Lanark 34 12 6 16 -8 30
13. Montrose 34 11 7 16 -15 29
14. Dumbarton 35 10 9 16 -15 29
15. Alloa Athletic 34 12 4 18 -21 28
16. Clydebank 36 8 8 20 -31 24
17. Forfar Ath 33 10 2 21 -29 22
18. Brechin City 33 8 5 20 -27 21
19. Stenhousemuir 33 6 8 19 -42 20
20. East Stirlingshire 34 4 10 20 -44 18